Ramon Sessions vs. Deron Williams: Who Makes More Sense as Lakers’ PG?

At first glance, the answer to the question of who makes more sense as a Los Angeles Lakers point guard seems an easy one.  Deron Williams in Los Angeles would add fresh star power to a lineup in dire need of direction.

D-Will has been one of the top point guards in basketball for several seasons.  He turns 28 later this month and is in the prime of his career.  Put him in the backcourt alongside Kobe Bryant, with Andrew Bynum at center and you've got the makings of a championship club.

Williams averages close to 18 points and nine assists per game and, at 6'3", 209 pounds, is a strong guard who can penetrate and draw fouls much the same way that Russell Westbrook and Derrick Rose can for Oklahoma City and Chicago, respectively.  He's a serious upgrade from Ramon Sessions.

Conversely, Sessions is just getting his feet wet as a starting point guard in the NBA and coming off what can only be described as a miserable playoff performance for the Lakers.  The 6'3", 190-pound sixth-year PG averaged just 9.7 points in 12 postseason games for L.A., shooting 38 percent from the field and a woeful 16 percent from beyond the arc.

In a perfect NBA world, the Lakers are able to snatch Williams this summer and, according to sources, he would be interested in coming to L.A.  As Sports Illustrated writer Sam Amick reportered:  "Williams could be a possibility if (Dwight) Howard is not. A source close to the three-time All-Star said he would be interested in joining the Lakers, though it would have to be via a sign-and-trade deal."

The Lakers are so over the salary cap that I would think in order to bring Williams to L.A. they would need to shed a lot of salary to afford him—meaning, they would most likely trade Pau Gasol to the Nets and throw in a future No. 1 pick or a couple of the young Lakers, such as Devin Ebanks and/or Andrew Goudelock.

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